Hi there - I picked up a DSL1 in Leeds recently on tour and the direct out / speaker emulation is very dark - I checked frequencies in Logic X, theres basically nothing above 2.4k. When I run the DSL1 send into the return of my JMP-1 (Rack Unit) to use the emulation it sounds great - and I get spikes a little over 5k. Is it a defective unit or is that simply the sound of the simulation? I have used different Marshall amps direct over the years - (Valvestate VS100R, JMP-1, TSL100) and have had great results with all of them until the DSL1. Cheers for your help,
From your description the amplifier is sounding as it should, the DI output is derived from the speaker sockets via an op amp and a tone compensation circuit.
The Send socket is driven directly from the preamp before the signal is sent to the phase splitter and that’s why they sound so different.
Hi, thanks for your answer.
Just to clarify - the built in emulated signal does include the power amp section?
I was thinking of trying a Palmer PDI03 to record the sound of both the pre and power stages from the speaker output for more realistic direct recordings.